What’s Up? Weekly (June 15-19, 2015)

What's Up Weekly

Wondering what’s up around Austin this week? Here are some of the events featured on our Free Fun Calendar!

Happening All Week

Summer Movie Series: Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. Cost: $1 per person. Southwest Theaters, 13729 Research Blvd, Ste 1500, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Land Before Time – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Night at the Museum –Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Despicable Me – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Mary Poppins – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Baby Day, which is Tuesday, when all ages are welcome to attend). Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Dolphin Tale 2 (Round Rock) – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Movies 8, 2132 N Mays St #800, Round Rock.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Dolphin Tale 2 (Cedar Park) – Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Cedar Park1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Exhibit is open until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.) The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit’s path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center’s vast collections offer a new look at a story that has delighted generations and inspired artists from Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney. Read about Katey’s experience here. FREE! Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin.

Heartsong Music Together Demo Classes (RSVP) – Tuesday, June 16 – Friday, June 19. Support your child’s development with Music Together. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend a free demo class to experience this rich, research-based music and movement program.  You will connect with your child, meet new friends, and learn fun ways to support your child’s development with music. View class schedule and reserve your FREE spot here. Heartsong Music, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Free Admission at the Umlauf – Tuesday, June 16 – Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through the generous donations of our community during Amplify Austin, the museum and garden will waive admission fees all summer long. Read about the Umlauf scavenger hunt for kids here. (Please note that the garden is closed on Monday.) FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd, Austin.

Monday

Baby Bloomers – Monday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Children age 0-3 and their families are invited to explore the rich culture of the continent of Europe. They will create paintings inspired by the masterpieces of Monet, dive into a bin of four leaf clover slime, make Italian Flag fizzes, and more. Foodie Kids will be in the Thinkery Kitchen Lab for a hands-on cooking demo and The Hey Lollies will join the fun with music. Cost: Members $2.50 each / Non-Members $4.50 each. All people attending, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket. Purchase a ticket online as limited walk-up tickets will be available. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Family Story Time – Monday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a FREE experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more. Every Monday, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State.  Exhibit admission is not included. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.

Lunch Bunch – Monday, June 15 at Noon. Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books. The first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe. Recommended for ages 6-10. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Monday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

SRP Event: Bonzo Crunch – Monday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

Tech Camp: Intro to Scratch for Kids – Monday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. Scratch is designed to help kids think like programmers. Kids will be introduced to an environment that teaches them the core elements of programming for beginners by using drag-and-drop modules instead of writing code. They will learn how to animate their program by using pre-assigned actions to understand what they are doing in real time. This course is a great start for anyone interested in learning more about how programming works. No background in coding is needed. Recommended for 3rd grade and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Austin Opera – Monday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m. Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and more. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! APL – Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd, Austin.

Evening Storytime (Round Rock) – Monday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. This pajama-friendly reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film for preschool children ages 3 to 6. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Tuesday

Storytime and Crafts – Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will hear a new story each week. After the book, they’ll do crafts related to the story. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Summer Kids Camp: Rio 2 – Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 a.m. The movie itself will start at 10:00 a.m. in one of the dine-in theaters. FREE! Moviehouse & Eatery, 8300 North FM 620, Building B, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Dolphin Tale 2 – Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Tinseltown 175501 S IH-35, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Earth to Echo & The Boxtrolls – Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin and Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read about Heidi’s visit here. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th St, Austin.

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime – Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. Sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. An Armstrong teacher will engage your child with music and movement, plus read some stories for you too. This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

Music for Kids: Alyse Black – Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Alyse Black started out belting Billie Holiday tunes a cappella on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle. With an aching, soul-touching voice, her award-winning songs will inspire you to goosebumps and wrap you up in velvet. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, June 16 at 11:15 a.m. This special storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families, and friends. Children of all abilities and ages are welcome. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Tuesday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – Cepeda Branch, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Tuesday, June 16 at 2:00 p.m. Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he gets high-altitude adventure and more gold than he could ever spend. Even so, Jack is unhappy. Find out what happens when Jack learns that a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world. Suitable for all ages. FREE! APL – Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd, Austin.

Eulenspeigel Puppet Theatre Presents The Monkey and the Crocodile – Tuesday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. The Monkey and the Crocodile is a delightful hand puppet show adapted from a tale in the Panchatantra (one of the earliest collections of fables written in India). Written more than 2500 years ago, it features a tricky monkey, a good-natured crocodile, and his cunning wife. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S Fifth St, Austin.

Music for Kids Featuring Iris Saves The Land of Black & White – Tuesday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. The Hey Lollies’ The Land of Black and White is ruled by a king who has banned all color. It’s up to Iris and the kids to bring back color to the land. This very interactive puppet show mesmerizes children. They get to play trumpets with sunflowers and sing lullabies to whales. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Discovery! Grassy Animals and Terrariums – Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30 p.m. The Discovery hands-on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, technology, and more. This week, kids in third grade and up can choose from two plant-ilicious crafts: a terrarium or a grass porcupine. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

The Wine Down – Tuesday, June 16 from 5-7:00 p.m. TRACE will be on-site providing food samples. Music by The Deer & Chipper Jones will be emceed by KGSR. Check out pop-up shops and merchandise giveaways from retailers around the 2nd Street neighborhood. FREE! ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin. Postponed due to weather.

Pajama Storytime – Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Family Laughter Yoga – Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. During this fun and invigorating session adults and children will laugh, clap, play, breathe deeply, and stretch their bodies gently. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Amy’s Ice Creams Trick Olympics – Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. The summer’s biggest blockbuster isn’t at a movie theater. It’s at Amy’s Ice Cream’s Trick Olympics, back for its 11th year of high flying, in your face, crowd pleasing action. FREE! Amy’s Ice Creams at The Grove, 9600 IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin. This event has been rescheduled for August 11, due to the weather.

Wednesday

Storytime at Arbor Trails – Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. Bring the little ones, it’s story time. Each week will feature a different story, interactive craft, and healthy snack. FREE! Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W William Cannon Dr #800, Austin.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Dolphin Tale 2 (Bee Cave) – Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.

Children’s Day Art Park: The Biscuit Brothers – Wednesday, June 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. One thing Austin families can count on every summer is live music and fun galore at the weekly Children’s Day Art Park. From interaction with members of The Austin Symphony, who wander the crowds performing for children, to onstage jams by some of Austin’s most beloved children’s entertainers, it doesn’t get much better than these festive Wednesday mornings in the Symphony Square amphitheater. 50¢ per child. Adults are free. Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin. Canceled due to the weather.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: Dolphin Tale 2 – Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. The Cinemark summer movie program offers movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket. Cinemark Tinseltown 175501 S IH-35, Austin.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Earth to Echo & The Boxtrolls – Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin and Regal Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Tiny Tails to You Storytime – Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, and stories then you’re in luck. Friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin. What a wonderful way to make new friends. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar, Austin.

SRP Event: Mad Science – Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Mad Science special events are high-energy, entertaining, and exciting shows that capture the attention of children through captivating demonstrations and experiments that are educational and fun. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.

Magik Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk – Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Would you trade your best friend for three magic beans? When Jack does, he gets high-altitude adventure and more gold than he could ever spend. Even so, Jack is unhappy. Find out what happens when Jack learns that a true friend is the greatest treasure in the world. Don’t miss the chance to bring this classic fairy tale to life for your students – follow us as we climb up to the wondrous world of the beanstalk. Suitable for all ages. FREE! APL – Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin.

SRP Event: Bonzo Crunch – Wednesday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m. Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin.

Family Movie Wednesday: Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Cedar Park) – Wednesday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

Family Flicks: Annie – Wednesday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a family movie and popcorn. Rated PG. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

SRP Event: Austin Opera – Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and more. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

Literature LIVE! Presents: Tortuga del Mar – Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m. Mayan goddess Ixchel watches over two baby sea turtles on their journey across the ocean. Join them as they encounter the enchantment and mystery of the sea, and find out if they will overcome the refuse of humans, which threatens their very existence. Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE! APL – North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, Austin.

Community Night – Wednesday, June 17 from 4-8:00 p.m. At the Thinkery, science and families play side by side. Every Wednesday the museum stays open late for families to discover new ideas and learn together. Cost: Admission is by donation only, with a suggested $1 donation. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Roxy Roca In-Store Performance – Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. FREE! Waterloo Records, 600A N Lamar, Austin.

Krispy Kreme Family Night – Wednesday, June 17 from 6-8:00 p.m. Kids can decorate one FREE doughnut each, plus enjoy crafts, balloons, paper hats, coloring sheets and more. Krispy Kreme, 701 E Stassney Ln and 12586 Research Blvd, Austin.

Texas Radio Live – Wednesday, June 17 from 6-8:00 p.m. Texas Radio Live brings you the very best Texas music with performances from Texas musicians. This week, Pake Rossi and The Nash Hernandez Orchestra perform. FREE but donations to support the KDRP Radio Mission are appreciated. Read about Catherine’s experience here. Guero’s Oak Garden, 1412 S Congress Ave, Austin.

Sound & Cinema – Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Sound & Cinema 2015 features unique pairings of classic movies with a diverse array of local musical guests. Each band plays a musical tribute to the night’s movie, followed by a screening of the film on the Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen – all against the backdrop of the Austin skyline. This week, watch The Sandlot with music by The Nightowls. Rated PG. Food trucks open at 6:00 p.m., the concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will immediately follow (around 9:00 p.m.).  FREE! Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin. Rescheduled for August 19, due to rain.

101X Summer Cinema Series – Wednesday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. The 10th annual 101X Summer Cinema Series kicks off with the 90s classic Empire Records. Movie starts at dusk but get there early to stake out your spot. Rated PG-13. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin. Rescheduled for August 26, due to rain.

Thursday

Third Thursday at The Blanton – Thursday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to offering free admission, The Blanton is open late and offers a variety of activities from yoga to live music. Find the complete schedule of events here. FREE! Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin.

Dinosaur George – Thursday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. “Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research. Come learn about dinosaurs. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will – Thursday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.

Watch & Read: Watch Hoot – Thursday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m. Lunch-time movie/book club where participants will alternate watching a movie one week and discussing the book through fun activities the next.  Bring your lunch or a snack. This week, watch Hoot. Rated PG. For ages 7 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist (Cedar Park) – Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist, will perform fun songs all about the animal kingdom. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park.

SRP Event: Visit With a Park Ranger – Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. A City of Austin Park Ranger will share a story and information about animals that live in Texas. There will be a “touch table” where children can get up close and personal with furs and skulls. FREE! APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin.

SRP Event: Austin Opera – Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. Austin Opera’s Opera Treasure Chest Live! opens up the world of opera, one of the world’s oldest art forms, to children through the music of Mozart and more. Attendees will learn everything that goes into creating an opera – from writing the libretto and music to putting scenery, costumes, and performers on stage. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

SRP Event: Glow in the Dark Dance Party – Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. Dance to fun music in the dark with glow sticks and make-your-own glow stickers. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr, Austin.

Music for Kids: Neal Kassanoff – Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. The Music Division of the City of Austin offers a spectacular series for families featuring a variety of Austin musicians. Neal Kassanoff is the founder of the Groundwork Music Orchestra, which provides low-cost music education for kids. FREE! APL – Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E William Cannon Dr, Austin.

Children’s Author Michael Anthony Steele (Round Rock) – Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m.(ages 6-10) and 3:30 p.m. (ages 10 and up). Author Michael Anthony Steele will explain behind-the-scenes action from his days of working in the movies, working as an author, and incorporate music and storytelling into two presentations. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

Nature Nights: Pollinators – Thursday, June 18 at 6-9:00 p.m. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and more. Learn all about pollinators. There will be a presentation by Bat Conservation International, Travis Audubon will be teaching about hummingbirds, and the Austin Butterfly Forum will be there too. The United States alone grows more than 100 crops that either need or benefit from pollinators, and the economic value of these native pollinators is estimated at $3 billion per year in the U.S. FREE! Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin.

Pajama Storytime – Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited at all programs. Please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin.

The Road to Emancipation: From Jamestown to Juneteenth (Pflugerville) – Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. June 19 is the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth. Mike Hurd of the Texas Black History Project will present “The Road to Emancipation: From Jamestown to Juneteenth,” an examination of the events, including the origins of slavery in the U.S. and the Civil War, leading to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and its announcement over two years later freeing slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pflugerville St, Pflugerville.

Live Music at Central Market North – Thursday, June 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Anthony da Costa performs rock and folk. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Thursday, June 18 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Sweet Honky-Tonk tunes by Amanda Cevallos. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Unplugged at the Grove: Mike Barfield – Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at the iconic Shady Grove for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

Something for Nothing Presents Henry the Fourth Part 1 – Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars. William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth will be performed with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the rich language of Shakespeare. Performed by a cast of 12 actors, most portraying multiple roles, Henry the Fourth concludes at a brisk two hours. FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Thursday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. Penfold Theatre Company presents a hilarious new stage adaptation The Hound of the Baskervilles. No reservations are necessary, just bring a blanket or low chairs and enjoy the outdoor play. For ages 5 and up. FREE but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Friday

KGSR and Family Eldercare’s Fan Fare Friday – Friday, June 19 from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Stop by and drop off a fan or a donation to help kick-off Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive. This “fan”tastic day is filled with family fun, live music, great food and helps generate critical support for the Fan Drive and Family Eldercare’s core services. There will be a Threadgill Pancake Pileup, crafts and entertainment for the kids, including live music from Big Don and Mr. Will (9:30-11:30 a.m.), a gaming station and more. Live music is planned all day, be sure to check the schedule for performance times. Pancakes and entertainment are FREE with the donation of a new fan (or a $15 donation). Threadgill’s South, 301 West Riverside Drive, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: The Land Before Time – Friday, June 19. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Night at the Museum – Friday, June 19. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Despicable Me – Friday, June 19. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Hwy 183, Bldg F, Austin.

Alamo Kids Camp: Mary Poppins – Friday, June 19. Alamo Kids Camp now has a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1-$3 per person – you choose the amount. This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating, but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, while you’re enjoying some summer movie fun, you’re also helping your local community. Confirm showtime and reserve your tickets here. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted. Families with loud children will be asked to leave. Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter, 5701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin.

Pint-Size Polkas – Friday, June 19 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a new performer every Friday this summer. For ages 3 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Family Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Round Rock) – Friday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. Rated PG. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock.

SRP Event: Bonzo Crunch – Friday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Bonzo Crunch will thrill with a show that includes music, eccentric juggling, and audience participation style magic. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.

Movie: Superman, The Last Son of Krypton (Leander) – Friday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. FREE! Leander Public Library, 1011 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.

Pint Size Polkas – Friday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly polka music and fun! The Pint Size Polkas will be sure to put a smile on your face. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Austin.

Friday Family Films: The LEGO Movie – Friday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. Bring a pillow and a blanket. The library will provide freshly popped popcorn. Rated PG. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Rd, Austin.

Gingerfest 2015 – Friday, June 19 from 5-9:00 p.m. Bird Barbershop marks the opening of its newest shop with a celebration of the redhead. Every ginger who attends – both young and old, natural or colored – will be given a coupon for a free Birds Barbershop haircut at the new shop, and be eligible to enter the “Best Redhead” competition for a chance to win great prizes. Sip complimentary Shiner Ruby Redbird beer and a special-edition GINGERFEST Agua Fresca from The Soup Peddler, while enjoying samples of Amy’s Ice Creams Ruby Red-inspired flavor. Entertainment will be provided by fellow gingers, including beats by DJ Bird Peterson, a workout demo by Erica Nix, opera by Claire Morris and a drag performance by Cupcake. Guests can also pose for free hand-drawn photo strips from the creative Quick Draw Photo Booth’s Ariel the Mermaid. FREE! Birds Barbershop, 13219 N Hwy 183, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market North – Friday, June 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Latin music by El Tule. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Live Music at Central Market Westgate – Friday, June 19 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Dave Madden plays pop and soul. FREE! Central Market Westgate, 4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Music in the Park: Juneteenth Celebration (Pflugerville) – Friday, June 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth at the summer outdoor concert series kick-off. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and the family and enjoy the music in the shade. FREE! Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville.

Metz Movies Under the Stars: The Pagemaster – Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy an outdoor movie at Metz every Friday at dusk. Free popcorn and drink at every showing. Movie nights will take place unless inclement weather occurs. Call 478-8716 to check on weather cancellations. Rated G. FREE! Metz Rec Center, 2407 Canterbury St, Austin.

Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival (Round Rock) – Friday, June 19 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Enjoy a headlining live music performance by DJ Cut Creator. FREE admission. Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

Friday Night Films at South Shore District: Clueless – Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. South Shore District, in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, is excited to announce the 90s-themed Friday Night Films movie series. Food trucks will be on site. Rated PG-13. FREE! South Shore District, 1333 Shore District Dr, Austin.

Something for Nothing Presents Henry the Fourth Part 1 – Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars. William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth will be performed with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the rich language of Shakespeare. Performed by a cast of 12 actors, most portraying multiple roles, Henry the Fourth concludes at a brisk two hours. FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Round Rock) – Friday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m. Penfold Theatre Company presents a hilarious new stage adaptation The Hound of the Baskervilles. No reservations are necessary, just bring a blanket or low chairs and enjoy the outdoor play. For ages 5 and up. FREE but donations are appreciated. Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for even more ways to fill your week with fun.

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